The Theatre Factory and French Stage’s October bilingual production aims to connect cultures on the common ground of humour and fun. With an international cast of professional and amateur actors spanning from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, Russia, Britain, France and Switzerland, director Aole T. MILLER constructs a repertory of two full productions of Ubu Roi: one in French and the other in English.
Before South Park and Monty Python, there was Ubu Roi. In 1896, Alfred JARRY created Papa and Mama Ubu, two of the most grotesque buffon couples in theatre. It is the first of three stylised burlesques in which Jarry satirises power, greed, and their evil practices—in particular the propensity of the complacent bourgeoisie to abuse the authority engendered by success.
MAMA UBU: You are married, Mister Ubu.
PAPA UBU: Absolutely, to the worst of the minxes.
MAMA UBU: You mean to the most charming of women.
PAPA UBU: A horror. She has claws everywhere. One doesn’t know how to take her.
Performed in English on:
Thursday 3th October 2013
Saturday 5th October 2013
Wednesday 9th October 2013
Friday 11th October 2013
Performed in French on
Wednesday 2nd October 2013
Friday 4th October 2013
Thursday 10th October 2013
Saturday 12th October 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: Alliance française Theatre
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